Enemies (1974)

Genres - Theater  |   Sub-Genres - Filmed Play  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Tony award-winning actor Frances Sternhagen stars in Maxim Gorky's searing study of the social ills that would eventually lead to the Russian Revolution of 1917 in this filmed version of Enemies, which features a teleplay by Ellis Raab and is adapted for the screen by directors Raab and Kirk Browning. The year is 1905, and as the disenfranchised factory workers prepare to voice their dissent to the status quo by staging a massive strike, the well-to-do factory owners decide to circumvent the protest by simply shutting the massive facility down. When one of the factory owners is killed in a scuffle with a disgruntled workman, the frayed threads holding Russian society together slowly begin to snap.

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factory, laborer, labor-relations, revolution, Russian [nationality], striker